Monday, May 9, 2011

"The lazy, hazy days of summer are a lot deadlier than parents may recognize"

So says Angela Mickalide, program director for the Washington-based group dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury.

According to Trauma Season: A National Study of the Seasonality of Unintentional Childhood Injury, the campaign's study of six years of data reveals accidents are the leading cause of death in children aged 14 and under, with kids 10 to 14 particularly vulnerable.

The study's findings confirm reports from health professionals that child injuries and deaths from drowning, falls, bike, pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents spike every summer.

There are some simple steps that you can take to prepare yourself and your family should an unintentional accident occur while having some summer fun.

There are many reasons why you should have a Code Amber Alertag

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